Iraq, Iran and US risk being dragged into direct conflict, amid Gaza war

Issue 1184 - 08 Feb 2024 | 8 minute read

The impact of four-month-old Gaza conflict between Hamas and Israel is steadily spreading around the region, bringing fresh instability to Iraq where the US and Iran-backed militia are engaging in an escalating series of strikes and counter-strikes. While Qatar and Egypt continue to push on the diplomatic front, the risk of wider confrontation breaking out is rising.

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